7 The IELTS Teacher Mastering IELTS Writing Task 2 Try it yourself Idea Sending

7 the ielts teacher mastering ielts writing task 2

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The IELTS Teacher - Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 Try it yourself Idea : Sending all criminals to prison would be a terrible idea. Why? This is because the purpose of prison is to deter and incarcerate criminals, but some types of crime can be deterred with less expensive and more productive measures. What kind of criminals shouldn’t go to prison? For example, those who commit petty crimes like pickpocketing, shoplifting and speeding would contribute much more to society by undergoing community service or paying a fine. What would happen if all criminals went to prison? If, in contrast, every crime was sentenced with prison time, prisons would be full to bursting, law-abiding citizens would be faced with a huge tax burden, and the criminals themselves would learn nothing about their crimes. 8
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The IELTS Teacher - Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 Develop these ideas Use the same technique of why? , what kind? , and what if? to develop the ideas below. Conflict between parents and their children is necessary because it helps the latter to develop. Dropping foreign languages from school curriculums would be unnecessary and shortsighted. One of the main advantages of moving abroad is that it enables people to broaden their horizons. 9
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The IELTS Teacher - Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 Creating and Maintaining a Position 1 When and how to express yourself. Section 4 : Answering the question Lecture 16
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The IELTS Teacher - Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 Band descriptors 2 Stating and maintaining a position is one of the most important factors in achieving a high Task Response band score. Band 7 : Presents a clear position throughout the response With some tasks, this requirement is fairly simple to meet. With others, it can cause some difficulty. However, remember that we do not need to give an opinion if the task does not ask us to give one. This is the case with Discussion essays and most Situation essays.
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The IELTS Teacher - Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 Approaching the task Consider the following question: Government investment in the arts, such as music and theatre, is a waste of money. Governments must invest this money in public services instead. To what extent do you agree with this statement? What are the key words here? What is your opinion on the statements? 3
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The IELTS Teacher - Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 Deciding on your opinion Let’s break down the task: Government investment in the arts, such as music and theatre, is a waste of money. Do you agree or disagree? Let’s say: disagree . Governments must invest this money in public services instead. Do you agree or disagree? Let’s say: partly agree . Notice that you can both agree and disagree and still have a coherent opinion. This is even easier to do in a 2-statement question, like the one we are looking at.
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